Posts Tagged ‘Silver Linings Playbook’
 

 

OSCARS MINUS 6: The “Argo”-ness of It All

  So, is it over? It certainly feels over.  Voting for the Academy Awards ends tomorrow, and last night’s win at the Writers Guild for Best Adapted Screenplay cemented Argo’s astonishing streak of victories ov...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES February 8-10

Based on Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #6 of 2013 is looking a little stronger than it did yesterday (now $89 million for the top 12 films versus the $84 million estimate based only on Friday’s results).  But this is...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 8 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #6 of 2013 is another weak one: only $84 million for the top 12 films (about 50% behind the pace for the same weekend the last few years, an even steeper drop than last weekend).  The l...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES January 25-27

With Saturday’s grosses now tallied, Weekend #4 of 2013 is looking like $88 million for the top 12 films (up significantly from the $80 million estimate yesterday but still down 13% from the comparable weekend average). ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 25 BOX OFFICE REPORT

Based on Friday’s grosses, Weekend #4 of 2013 is pretty much a disaster: only $80 million for the top 12 films (20% behind the pace for the same weekend the last few years).   Opening at 3,372 theaters Friday, Hansel an...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS January 25-27

The fourth weekend of 2013 should total just under $100 million for the top 12 films, a bit off the normal pace for this weekend but close to last year’s tally.  Three new films will open this weekend, none of which have...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND STUDIO ESTIMATES January 18-20

Based on Friday’s and Saturday’s grosses, Weekend #3 of 2013 is now on pace for $122 million, up from the $113 million estimate yesterday and now running ahead of the pace for the comparable weekend the past several...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

Oscar Odds: After the Golden Globes

After its Golden Globes win for Best Drama, the odds of winning Best Picture for Argo improved a bit (moving from a $7.50 payout on a $1 wager to $5.25 and moving past Les Miserables into second place).  But the favorite rem...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS January 18-20

The third weekend of 2013 should total about $106 million for the top 12 films, down a bit from the same weekend the past few years.  Three movies open Friday and an Oscar hopeful expands into wide release, but no film should ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 

The Oscar Nominations

  In any given year, there are perhaps 15 movies that can even be seriously entertained in a Best Picture conversation, so with the combination of a potential 10 Oscar nominees under the new rules and the weeks of prelimin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY 10 BEST FILMS OF 2012

  2012 was, in the end, a very good year for movies–or a a good half-year, more accurately.  With the studios continuing to load their best efforts into the festival- and awards-heavy fall and winter part of the cal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS December 28-30

The weekend after Christmas offers three new films that opened Tuesday the 25th and a critical darling that went semi-wide on that day.  Les Miserables and Django Unchained are turning around the 2012 holiday season, while the...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY HOLIDAY MOVIE GUIDE

  The year-end movies are almost all out now (2012’s final limited release, PROMISED LAND, opens on Friday), so here’s a handy capsule guide to what’s worth seeing at the multiplex-and what isn’t. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

OSCARBALL: The SAG Nominations

  The Screen Actors Guild award nominations are important in the Oscar precursor game, but not in their most showcase way:  the Best Ensemble winner (often taken to be SAG’s equivalent of “Best Picture,”...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Silver Linings Playbook”

  SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK:  Don’t Get Sold Out – A Rom-Com With Dance Moves All Its Own Anyone who doubts that Jennifer Lawrence is a real-thing, big-time movie star should get thee hence to a theater showing ...
by Mitch Salem